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Monday, July 24, 2017

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Yesterland: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Procession

Guests have lined the parade route. Floats with characters from The Hunchback of Notre Dame emerge from backstage. And parade music fills the air. Only this isn’t really a parade, in the traditional sense. <h2Read...

Disneyland Photo Update: Eat the Force & Towers of Light

Disneyland Resort is on the cusp of catching fire for summer. Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout is about to, well . . . break out! Fantasmic will return this summer with new...

Dateline Disney World: More Photos from The World of Avatar

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! You may have seen the great articles earlier this week on MiceChat, Pandora has opened to AP previews at Animal Kingdom. This land is one of the...

Pandora – The World of Avatar Impresses But Still Comes Up Short

Disney's Animal Kingdom's newest land has already had some public previews, and photos and opinions are starting to be published everywhere. The question many folks have been asking since the project was announced (three...

Visiting Pandora: Avatar Comes to Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Like most of the Disney fans I’ve talked to, I have been anticipating Pandora at Animal Kingdom with trepidation. I remember seeing the movie when it first came out. We saw it in 3D...

New Fireworks At Magic Kingdom – Happily Ever After Debuts!

For many people, saying goodbye to wishes on Thursday was hard. For me, the hardest part was camping out in the hub for three hours. I was ready to usher it out and bring...

Editorial: Mission BREAKOUT and the De-evolution of DCA

While, as a huge Marvel fan, I’m excited about the new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT, it feels like a real step back for the park, both architecturally and thematically. And it’s...

Hyperspace Mountain Launches at Disneyland Paris

Hello again everyone. Some exciting news from Disneyland Paris where Star Wars: Hyperspace Mountain has opened with new effects, sensations and wonderful new coaster trains. Lots of photos for you to enjoy below, and...

Yesterland: The Mickey Head on California Screamin’

Would you like to take a roller coaster ride with a loop around this silhouette of Mickey Mouse’s head? Don’t worry. It’s a single loop. You don’t loop around Mickey’s ears too. (Now that would...

The Birth of Secret Stories of Disneyland by Jim Korkis

I recently wrote a book entitled Secret Stories of Disneyland:  Trivia Notes, Quotes and Anecdotes that is now available at Amazon.com. How many secrets are really left to be discovered about Disneyland? It is important...

Capturing the Magic: Photographing Disney Dark Rides

If you're like me, you like a good challenge. As a photographer, the most difficult subject is one without enough light on it! There are workarounds, though, so it IS possible to photograph dark rides...

Disneyland Photo Update: A River Runs Through It . . . Again

After nearly a year and a half of major work, Disneyland's Rivers of America were refilled with water these past few days. Construction scrims should begin coming down soon. In addition, the Sailing Ship...

Star Wars Land News: Revenge of the Fifth

As many of you have probably heard…or are now tired of hearing…yesterday was May 4th, also know as Star Wars Day. . . and that makes today "Revenge of the Fifth!" But perhaps Disneyland...

Yesterland: Little Patch of Heaven at Big Thunder Ranch

Okay, this place doesn’t look like the ranch from Home on the Range, at least not in the way that Cars Land at California Adventure looks like Radiator Springs from Cars. Essentially, Little Patch...

Dateline Disney World – Refurbishment Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're heading to the Magic Kingdom to take in the sights and see what is happening in the park. Let's go! amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id...

DCA Photo Update – Dropping In and Dropping Out

Things are about to drop into a new dimension at Disney California Adventure. Walls around Guardians of the Galaxy are set to come down any minute now. Summer of Heroes begins installation next week....

Disneyland Photo Update: The Real Jack Sparrow

A new lounge for Tomorrowland, more of the River revealed, and the real Captain Jack Sparrow makes an appearance at Disneyland. Lots to see today . . . and don't forget that the Gumball...

Yesterland: Mailboxes at Disneyland

These days, Disneyland guests use smartphones to text photos and greetings to their friends and families back home. But for most of Disneyland’s existence, guests mailed postcards from the park’s mailboxes. Read the YESTERLAND article...

Dateline Disney World – Star Wars Land going vertical at Hollywood Studios

You can almost hear the Imperial March playing already. We've got some exciting photos to share with you this week of real progress at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at this rapidly...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Schedule Struggle

Spring Break has ended and TDA has been very happy with the attendance and strong response to DCA’s expanded Food & Wine Festival. Despite the ongoing financial success of the Anaheim property, things are...